especially when cutting in Pr.
Things pretty darn snappy.
Yeah, I just got mine in a few days ago (2.7 Ghz, 16Gb of ram). It is way snappier than I expected. Like in DaVinci Resolve it will do 8 nodes running real time. Then only 23 fps at 9 nodes. That's not too different than the 2008 MacPro with 3 Quadro 4000s I had back in Texas. However, when I put the laptop in clamshell mode and drive the 2 27" Thunderbolt displays I get only 1 node. Beyond that it errors with no more GPU memory. So I think the laptop driving these two monitors has tapped all of it's resources which sucks. Then I see that Thunderbolt PCI doodads are out and they don't support GPUs. That kind of blows my mind. But I also see that they MAY run the GPUs, it's just that Apple won't *officially* support GPUs in those things because they can't be hot swapped. So we'll see where that goes.
I just signed up for the Adobe Creative Cloud and am officially diving into CS6 to replace my old Avid workflow I've had for years. I am blown away how snappy and fast Premiere is on this laptop. Like equal or better response than the Avid DS I had on a powerful HP machine that cost as much as a sports car when I got it. And considering, the GPU isn't yet "turned on" by Adobe for the Retina MBP yet. It's running on CPU. I know I can do the GPU hack, but I think with this performance I'll just wait until Adobe supports it correctly.
If the GPU via thunderbolt never gets resolved I will absolutely need a MacPro in 2013 when they drop. If the GPU gets sorted out, I could seriously consider skipping a tower. The conspiracy part of me thinks this is exactly why Apple would be in no hurry at all to fix it.